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Event AuctionSTRANGE ADVENTURES Issue #157 Cover
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Grade: VF: 8.0
Publisher: DC
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Monday 12/10/2018
Comments: Murphy Anderson pencils and inks; 12.5" x 18"
Plight of the Human Cocoons
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STRANGE ADVENTURES Issue #157 Cover
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DC
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VF: 8.0
This is the original Murphy Anderson cover for Strange Adventures #157, which appeared in October of 1963, one year after the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, which famously exposed the ecological dangers of the pesticide, DDT. The cover depicts an ecology inflected sci-fi fantasy in which earthlings are cocooned by giant butterfly-men from outer space. This turns out to be a good thing as these "butterfly collectors" turn out to be friendly to other species and are seeking help with a problem on their home planet. They're shrinking and can't figure out why. So, as it turns out, the "Plight of the Human Cocoons" is not so bad, as it provides an opportunity for interspecies cooperation. The illustration is a charming and imaginative piece of Silver Age symbolism from DC that suggests natural forces can still take control and change is possible.

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